RAM-RAID LINK TO FATAL CRASH
Two men are still on the run following collision
A car involved in a collision which killed a popular rugby playert has been linked to a ram raid which took place less than an hour before the crash.
The two car head-on collision happened on the B1040 in Whittlesey at about 4.30am on Tuesday, August 1.
Peterborough Rugby Club player, Mark Collin (51) was driving a green Nissan, and was killed in the crash.
The driver of a black Audi, a man, was arrested, but police believe there were two other people in the car who fled the scene of the crash and remain on the run.
Officers have now confirmed they are linking the stolen Audi and its three occupants with a ram raid that took place at Lincolnshire Co-op in Crowland on Tuesday, August 1, at 4am, just 30 minutes before the crash in Whittlesey.
Police confirmed they believe the same three offenders were involved in both incidents.
The offenders were unsuccessful in stealing the cashpoint during the Crowland ram raid.
Police have also confirmed that the Audi was stolen from neighbouring Northamptonshire.
The driver of the Audi who was arrested by police has been released under investigation for a dangerous driving offence.
However, he was arrested for revoking his prison licence following a previous sentence and has been recalled to prison.
Last week tributes were paid to Mark, who lived in Whittlesey, with club mates describing him as a liked and well respected team mate.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the outstanding two occupants of the Audi are asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
The car linked to a ram-raid